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General Moving Tips

  • One of the most important tasks ahead of you – to work out a relocation budget before all else to get a better idea of where you stand from a financial point of view and to estimate the cost of moving. A well-structured moving budget should also warn you if an individual pre-move job demands more money for its completion than you allocated to it in the very beginning. This way, you will be given the chance to monitor your moving expenses closely and interfere before things get out of hand.

  • Create a moving checklist and fill it up with all the tasks you just need to complete before, during and after the house move. The personal moving and packing calendar will keep reminding you of what it is that you are expected to do next so that you won’t forget to take care of an important job. A week-by-week moving checklist will enable you to win more time by not losing precious hours or even days by wondering what it was that you had to do. Keep all the move-related jobs in your calendar prioritized too.

  • You surely won’t enjoy moving into a new home that has neither electricity nor running water, will you? Amidst the myriad of tasks to be done before the date of the move arrives, don’t forget to transfer utility services to your new house or apartment. Get in touch with the utility companies in your destination city at least 2 weeks prior to Moving day and see to it that electricity, water, and gas – the 3 major utilities you need to take care of first – are already up and running before you initiate the move-in process. You can always get cable TV, phone service, and Internet access a bit later.

  • Important documents (personal, employment, housing, legal, financial, motor vehicle documents, and so on) should stay with you at all time – there’s no question about this. Visit your family physician and acquire all the necessary documents and medical records that you will need to register with a new health care provider in the destination city. And what about your pet’s immunization records? If you have school-aged kids, then acquire their school records as well.

  • First and foremost, keep clear of any common packing mistakes to ensure a smooth packing experience. A single error when packing up your home for a move could lose you both precious time and hard-earned money.

  • Make certain all cartons are taped securely, top and bottom. Use carton sealing tape and not masking tape or duct tape.

  • Label all cartons, label all fragile boxes as fragile. Cartons should be labeled for contents and destination on two sides of a carton to make it easy for your movers to identify where each carton is to go. The best way to label moving boxes is to think of a labeling system that will actually work great for you.

  • Make certain all cartons are taped securely, top and bottom. Use carton sealing tape and not masking tape or duct tape.

Special Packing Tips

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